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Feature Summary

LDAP Administrator provides a wide variety of features essential for those who's involved in LDAP administration and development. Most of these features are unique and are not provided by any other LDAP vendors. Unlike most of LDAP products currently on the market, the main objective of LDAP Administrator is to deliver an integrated, powerful yet easy to use GUI-based tool capable of working with any LDAP server available at present.

The table below summarizes major features offered by LDAP Administrator.

Fully Multithreaded EngineAllows simultaneous execution of multiple operations. No pending threads or slow Internet connection will ever freeze the application GUI.
UTF-8 SupportEssential for working with non-English characters.
LDAPv3 SupportLDAPv3 is the protocol version currently used and supported by all of the modern LDAP implementations. LDAPv2 has been dropped for version 3, because it's now considered deprecated and not recommended for use any more.
InternationalizationThe application is now available in English and German.
User Interface StyleBrand-new features like docking and auto-hiding bars, detachable and floating panes, fully customizable toolbars and menus give the application interface a truly professional look, making it incredibly convenient and easy to use.
Check for UpdatesAutomatically checks the web site on whether updates are available and notifies you of a new version arrival.
Profile GroupingHelps organize and maintain profiles by putting them together into uniquely named hierarchical groups.
Clipboard OperationsUse the Windows clipboard to operate with directory elements and to exchange your data with other applications.
Drag-and-DropRelocate your directory elements in an easy fashion using just your mouse.
FavoritesFavorites is a way to access your frequently used directory elements with just a single mouse click.
Schema-Based Entry CreationCreate your entries based on the information provided by the server schema.
Template-Based Entry CreationCreate your entries using custom, user-defined templates.
Entry Template ManagerUse the entry template manager to create and manage your custom entry templates, as well as to exchange them with other LDAP users.
Add/Remove Object ClassThe purpose of this feature is changing sets of object classes for a particular entry and adjusting attribute sets in strict accordance with these modifications.
LDAP SearchSearch directories for entries using specified criteria.
Search FavoritesGreat feature for storing frequently used search criteria.
Quick SearchAn easy-to-use tool to search for entries based on a word or phrase contained in their attributes.
Find DNAccess an entry by its DN with just a single mouse click.
Custom FiltersAllows setting a filter that is different from the one originally defined for a profile or a parent entry in the tree.
Binary Attributes SupportEnjoy a build-in hex editor for editing binary attributes.
BASE64 Support for Binary AttributesSave/Load attributes to/from files containing BASE64 encoded data.
Run External Applications for Well-Known AttributesEnables detection of well-known attributes and running an external application to view or edit attribute values.
Recursive Entry OperationsSupport for recursive entry branches deletion or renaming.
Schema ViewerSchema elements viewer. New version improved with new user interface, cross-link navigation and search capabilities.
Referrals SupportSupport from LDAPv3 referrals and search references.
Extra User-Defined Operational AttributesAllows defining a list of server-specific operational attributes to be fetched along with the standard RFC-defined operational attributes.
Data Export

The supported formats are: LDIF, DSML v1, DSML v2, MS Excel, CSV, Plain Text and HTML.

Data Import

The supported formats are: LDIF, DSML v1, DSML v2, CSV and Plain Text files.

Toolbar Customization

Customize your application look and create your own toolbars layout.

Customizable HTML Views.

Create your own visualization of entry contents making regular HTML pages equipped with build-in editing capabilities.

VLV and Simple Paging

Implemented support for the two most wide spread LDAP search operation extensions to enable handling directories that contain huge numbers of entries.

ManageDsaIT Control Support

The ManageDsaIT control is used to maintain subordinate knowledge information implemented by many LDAP servers via entries of the referral object class.

SASL Authentication

SASL is an Internet standards tracking method to authenticate remote computers. In contrast to the original LDAP authentication mechanism called simple bind, SASL provides more authentication security and we recommend to take every opportunity available to use SASL authentication instead of simple bind.

Start/Stop TLS

TLS (Transport Level Security), formerly known as SSL, is a transport level security that prevents your data from being compromised or falsified during transfer from server to client.

Credentials Manager

Credentials Manager is a centralized, well-protected way to store and manage credentials used to access LDAP servers.

Read-Only Server Profiles

Protects directory information from all sorts of accidental modifications.

Server Monitor

A tool to display server-specific internal monitoring and statistics information.

Context Sensitive Object Creation

Facilitates creation of objects by providing appropriate wizards depending of the current context.

Server Type Detection

Detects an LDAP server type using heuristic algorithms and adjusts the application behavior to a particular type for best performance.

LDAP Filter Builder

A tool that offers rapid, visual building and editing of LDAP filters. It includes customizable syntax highlighting, intellisense, expanded view and drag-and-drop.


The Basket is used for the collective management of LDAP entries located in different subtrees of several LDAP servers.

Multiple Modifications

Allows applying multiple modifications to several LDAP entries.

Load/Save Configuration

Full backup and restore of the application configuration.

Manage AD Application Partitions

An easy-to-use tool to create, delete or manage the replication of Active Directory Application Partitions.

Column Chooser

With this feature, you can select additional columns containing values of the specified attributes of entries in the List View pane, Basket and the Directory Search Results window.

Directory Reports

LDAP Administrator reports gather LDAP information from an LDAP server and present it to you in a more clear and concise manner. Reports facilitate LDAP directory analysis and monitoring and provide users with essential information about directory infrastructure and objects.

LDIF Editor

With this tool, you can now use LDAP Administrator to view and edit LDIF documents. LDIF Editor has many helpful features like syntax coloring based on LDIF file format, outlining, IntelliSense, etc. introduced to simplify the process of viewing and editing LDIF files.

Printing Support

Print Preview and Print features are now supported in HTML Pane and LDIF Editor.

Clear Auto-Saved Data Dialog

A tool to clear search and auto-complete history.

LDAP Request Log

The log lets you obtain detailed information on what LDAP requests are sent by LDAP Administrator to the server and what replies the server returns. These data can be displayed in DSML2 or LDIF formats.

SQL Support

LDAP-SQL support allows you to create, modify, delete, and search LDAP entries using SQL-like syntax.

Color Labels for Profile and Group Nodes

Allows to choose colors for groups and profiles to classify them.

Navigation Bar

Navigation Bar replicates the address bar display of Windows 7's Explorer. It combines the history of browsed LDAP entries with the possibility to quickly switch between them, the Quick Search tool, and a new breadcrumb navigation control. Breadcrumb is a very powerful navigational tool that provides two dimensions for navigation: the horizontal breadcrumb structure that lead from the root of the directory to the current entry, and then any one of these breadcrumbs can be navigated vertically, through the child elements.

IPv6 Support

Allows to work in IPv4 and IPv6 networks simultaneously.

Displaying Empty Attributes

Allows you to display empty attributes in the List View.

Command Line Builder for the laimex.exe Tool

Allows you to automatically construct a command line for the laimex.exe tool using the Import/Export Data Wizard.

Grouping Entries in List View

List View enables you to break LDAP entries into different groups, depending on what property or attribute you choose.

Group Membership Import/Export

You can import or export groups and group members with just a few clicks.

Enabling/Disabling User Accounts in Bulk

Allows you to enable or disable multiple user accounts in one operation.

Chips Editor

With the Chips Editor, inserting the DN of a directory object has been made much easier. Instead of locating an object manually in the directory tree, now you can quickly find it by name or even by a part of the name.

Renaming Multiple Objects

Allows to rename multiple objects with one operation. In addition, you can generate a unique name for each object using value references.

Recent Documents

You can quickly access recently opened LDIF documents directly from the Windows taskbar.

Operation Progress in Windows Taskbar

The status of long-running operations is displayed in the Windows taskbar so that you can track them even when the LDAP Administrator window is not active.

Copy/Paste as HEX for Binary Editor

Allows you to copy and paste binary values as HEX strings in the Binary Editor.

Support for Dynamic Groups

LDAP Administrator now allows you to view dynamic group members, modify dynamic membership rules, as well as add and remove static members from dynamic groups.

Support for Query-Based Distribution Groups

You can manage membership filters for query-based groups and view their members.

Change Membership in Bulk

With the latest version you get the capability to add multiple members to multiple groups using the Add to Group and Add Members operations.

Member Filtering

You can now filter membership objects in group and member lists.

Support for LDAP Subentries

LDAP subentries can now be displayed and modified with LDAP Administrator.

Editor for the subtreeSpecification Attribute

Enjoy a built-in visual editor for the subtreeSpecification attribute. You can choose between either a visual mode or plain text editing mode.

High DPI Support

The new version now has full support for high DPI screens, eliminating all the scaling problems at high resolutions.

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